Rep. Torres Tours Facility and Witnesses X-ray Demonstrations

ONTARIO, Calif. (August 17, 2017) – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres visited the Astrophysics, Inc. Inland Empire facility last week to learn about the X-ray manufacturer’s scanners and its impact on the region’s economy. Representative (Rep.) Torres is currently touring U.S.-based manufacturers throughout her 35th District and made her first tour stop at Astrophysics’ own research and design center last Monday.

Rep. Torres witnessed Astrophysics demonstrating one of its latest products, the HXC-320 Vehicle Scanner. The scanner is designed to inspect cars, light trucks and their passengers for hidden contraband including smuggled goods, explosives, narcotics and weapons. As vehicles drove through the machine, Rep. Torres saw how operators review each detailed image using advanced analysis tools to ensure each vehicle is safe. The HXC-320’s imaging is so precise that operators can count the loaded bullets in a handgun hidden within a vehicle.

Astrophysics continues to be a global leader in critical infrastructure and X-ray screening technology. The company proudly employs over 250 employees in Southern California, supports local businesses and vendors and contributes to the growing Inland Empire economy.

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Astrophysics, Inc. is a Southern California-based world leader in X-ray security scanners that help make hidden threats visible. Operators in 140 countries use the advanced scanning and color imaging features to detect contraband hidden within objects ranging from suitcases to cargo containers. Astrophysics machines are assembled in the U.S. and designed to secure diverse locations that include transportation facilities, critical infrastructure, and ports and borders.